We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Randy Downs a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, Randy thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. The first dollar your business earns is always special and we’d love to hear how your brand made its first dollar of revenue.
Our first client outside of friends and family was a previous employer. When I left the position of web designer & SEO expert to take a more lucrative programmer job, I mentioned that I do work for other clients in my spare time.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
Our motto is “All Things Computer”, if a job involves a computer we can handle it. We got into the business by expanding our work in our spare time into a full time job. As new challenges come up, we invest in tools and research to meet the demand.
What else should we know about how you took your side hustle and scaled it up into what it is today?
I listed my side business on my resume since a lot of experience came from solving technical problems in my “spare time”. Interviewers often questioned why I would give up my business and if it would be a conflict so it got me to thinking that a full time business might be a good ide.
What’s been the best source of new clients for you?
Our best source of new clients is probably local SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Our company ranks very well in local searches for keywords like “computer repair”. Additional clients come from social media , “word of mouth”, and our dance friends.
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